Vision Correction & Options
At Conner-Smith Eye Center, your vision and eye health is our primary concern. We offer vision correction for eye diseases and disorders which prevent you from enjoying the world around you. We specialize in treatment of eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. We also can effectively correct vision conditions, such as myopia (near-sightedness),hyperopia(far-sightedness),presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Our vision correction services aren’t just about clear vision – they’re about healthier vision. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment options, including glasses and contact lenses.
We are happy to provide you with some basic information about various vision correction options that are available at our practice. Select from the following list or scroll down the page to learn more.
For more information, please call our office.
Child Vision and Learning
Did you know that 80% of everything a child learns, understands, and remembers is acquired through his or her visual system? Vision is very important in the learning process. What’s worse is that one in four children have undiagnosed vision problems that affect their learning. Sometimes the problem is misdiagnosed as ADD (attention deficit disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), or dyslexia. It is important that children receive comprehensive visual exams starting as early in life as possible. Vision screenings at school are not sufficient as a basis for diagnosing vision problems. A comprehensive exam may find a visual problem missed during screenings, and Dr. Conner, Dr. Smith, or Dr. Lambring can recommend treatment. Children suffering from uncorrected vision problems may face many barriers in life – socially, academically, and athletically. Make sure your child’s vision is developing well by giving them the eye care they need.
Low vision is a vision condition caused by several eye diseases, including cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Few people today are totally without sight. Most have some sight, and suffer from low vision. Low vision can come in many forms, including loss of central vision, loss of side vision, blurred vision, generalized haze, extreme sensitivity to light, and night blindness. We offer a variety of resources to help people with low vision function more efficiently on a daily basis. Visit our office and ask for our Low Vision Package if you or someone you know have Low Vision. For more information, please ask your doctor.
What are Refractive Procedures?
Refractive procedures manipulate the eye to improve vision. Though there are several types of refractive procedures, the most popular is known as LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis). LASIK involves reshaping the cornea using incisions and lasers. An incision creates a flap which is folded back. Lasers are then used to reshape the middle layer of the cornea and correct the vision. The flap is folded back and allowed to heal, resulting in much clearer vision. Is LASIK For Me?
Not everyone should consider a LASIK procedure. Candidates should be over 18 years of age. If you are pregnant, nursing, or suffering from a number of diseases, you probably are not eligible for LASIK. You are also not eligible if your prescription has changed a great deal over the past year. Feel free to talk to Dr. Smith about LASIK. He will be able to assess your eligibility, the risks you may encounter, and he can recommend how to move forward. Before surgery, Dr. Smith or Dr. Lambring will perform your LASIK evaluation. Once he decides you are a good candidate, he will then refer you to a doctor outside our office to perform the procedure. After surgery, you can return to Dr. Smith ofor your postoperative follow-up. Is the Procedure Safe?
In rare cases, there have been complications that have arisen after the procedure, including droopy eyelids, constant discomfort or the inability to wear contact lenses. In even rarer cases, there have been complications during the procedure. However, as technology improves, there will likely be a decrease in these instances. Recommended Links LASIK Institute-The Definitive Source in LASIK Education 3D-Eye LASIK Presentation
“Keep your eye on the ball!” “Focus on the finish line!” “Don’t lose sight of the green!” If there’s one thing that seems to be a key to success in sports, it’s vision. But did you know you can improve your performance by improving some aspects of your vision? It’s easy to recognize problems, and even easier to solve them. The following are some aspects of vision which can be the difference between victory and defeat.
Dynamic visual acuity is your ability to see objects when they are moving fast. This is important in sports like hockey, racquetball, and tennis. Visual concentration is your ability to ignore distractions happening around you. Your eyes naturally react to movement in the field of vision from spectators, other participants or the playing environment. Eye tracking is following an object with your eyes without much head motion. It is important with any sport that involves a fast-moving ball. Good eye tracking will improve balance and reaction time. Eye-hand-body coordination is how your muscles and limbs react to the information gathered by your eyes. It affects timing and body control. Visual memory is the ability to process and remember a fast moving, complex picture of people and things. It is very important in basketball, hockey, and soccer, where the game quickly moves up the field. Visual memory helps you know where your teammates and opponents are positioned. Peripheral vision is the ability to see what is not directly in front of you, out of the corner of your eye. This allows you to see your teammate to your left or right while focusing on the goal in front of you. Visual reaction time is what allows a batter to hit the ball, or a tennis player to return a serve. It is the speed with which your brain interprets and reacts. Focus flexibility allows a quarterback to quickly focus on his receivers even though they are at varying distances. Depth perception lets you judge distance. This is especially important in basketball, golf, and other sports involving distance to the goal.